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1 in every 5 Spaniards suffers from insomnia

March 23, 2011 1:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Insomnia is common in Spain, and affects one person in every five. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona and the Stanford University School of Medicine, which shows that...

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Global Device Task Force Reforms — Without Industry

March 23, 2011 1:31 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

The Global Harmonization Task Force, which was created in 1992 to “achieve greater uniformity between national medical device regulatory systems,” decided recently to disband and reform without industry representatives. The group is comprised of the U.S. FDA and the regulatory bodies of...

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Queen's University leads ?3 million food safety project

March 23, 2011 11:42 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Queen's University Belfast) The global QSAFFE project (Quality and Safety of Feeds and Food for Europe) will deliver better ways to ensure the quality and safety of animal feeds in Europe. It is led by Queen's Centre for Assured, Safe and Traceable Food (ASSET) and involves 11...

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ICAP Ocean Tomo Announces Auction of Patch Based Drug Delivery and Monitoring Techniques from Entrega Laboratories, LLC

March 23, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, March 23, 2011 /- Available at ICAP Ocean Tomo's Spring 2011 Live IP Auction, this patent portfolio discloses methods and techniques related to patch-based drug delivery and monitoring. (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100614/CG20517LOGO ) Background...

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Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation spearheads genome sequencing

March 23, 2011 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Researchers at the Broad Institute in Cambridge and their collaborators, funded by the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, have sequenced the first multiple myeloma genome, a discovery they said could help drug developers better understand the disease and create new targets to treat it.

Peptimmune Inc. files for Chapter 7

March 23, 2011 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Peptimune Inc., a privately held biotechnology company in Cambrige, has filed under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, after failing to raise a proposed $35 million round of venture capital funding.

ACT wins patent in China for stem cell manufacturing technique

March 23, 2011 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Advanced Cell Technology Inc. has secured patent protection in China for its process of making and preparing retinal pigment epithelial cells from human stem cells for use in treating macular degenerative diseases.

CVS/pharmacy Debuts the "To Your Health" Program in Los Angeles Bringing 240 Free Health Screening Events to the Community

March 23, 2011 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2011 /- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, brings its "To Your Health" free health screening program to Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday, March 26. The program will provide free preventive health screenings for Los Angeles area residents at 240...

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Creating a Grid for STEM Education and Advanced Manufacturing Careers

March 23, 2011 8:39 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., March 21, 2011 — Steady growth and measured funding of more than $5 million in five years to create a STEM grid supporting advanced manufacturing education is being realized by the SME Education Foundation and its partner, Project Lead The Way (PLTW). Simple and...

The Automation Federation and SME Education Foundation Sign Memorandum of Membership

March 23, 2011 8:39 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N. C., DEARBORN, Mich., March 21, 2011 — The Automation Federation (AF) announced that, earlier this month, the SME Education Foundation has become one of the newest members of AF. More

Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff - Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Ovarian Adnexal Mass Assessment Score Test System

March 23, 2011 8:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

This document was developed as a special controls guidance to support the classification of ovarian adnexal mass assessment score test system into class II (special controls). An ovarian adnexal mass assessment score test system measures one or more...

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Maryland gov delays action on $2.4B drug contract

March 23, 2011 7:45 am | by TOM LoBIANCO - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley delayed action on a $2.4 billion prescription drug contract Tuesday, saying a challenge to the deal should be resolved first.The Board of Public Works was scheduled to decide Wednesday whether Express Scripts Inc. should win the five-year deal to provide...

Southeast Texas Medical Associates Building Strong Post Treatment Care Programs with IBM Business Analytics Software

March 23, 2011 7:31 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM today announced that Southeast Texas Medical Associates (SETMA), is using IBM business analytics software to gain greater insight into hospital readmissions and data that will help identify causes and design interventions to prevent patients from having to return to the hospital soon...

Polar Partners with 'Shedding for the Wedding' Trainer and NGRâ„¢ President and CEO Jennifer Cohen

March 23, 2011 7:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 23, 2011 /- Polar ( www.polarusa.com ), the leader in heart rate monitoring and fitness assessment technology, today announced a partnership with celebrity fitness trainer and health authority Jennifer Cohen .  Polar selected Cohen, president and CEO of...

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Gilead HIV drug meets study goal

March 23, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Gilead Sciences Inc. said Wednesday its potential HIV treatment elvitegravir met its key goals in a late-stage study.Its shares rose 41 cents to $40.85 in morning trading.Patients received once-daily doses of the drug candidate over a 48-week period or a twice daily dose of raltegravir, which...

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